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Start-Up City: If You Can Make it Here

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01/31/2013, LIU Brooklyn Event - Start-Up City Jan 31Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Center for Communication and Kumble Theater present two panels:

"Start-Up City:  If You Can Make it Here…Part 1: Getting Into the Game"
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

What goes into creating a tech start-up, and why does New York City have increasing allure as the best place to do it?   Our panel of experts offers valuable tips for successful start-ups.
Panelists include:

Clifford J. Schorer, Entrepreneur in Residence, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University
Rob Fassino, Co-founder and EVP, Product Development and Product Management, XO Group Inc.
Mo Koyfman, General Partner, Spark Capital
Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Moderator: David A. Wilson, Founder and Executive Editor, theGrio.com

"Start-Up City:  If You Can Make it Here…Part 2: Tales from Entrepreneurs" Who Have Made it!"
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Raising funds for a start-up can be difficult and daunting, and once potential investors are identified, the real work begins.  Hear from those who have taken the plunge and learned how to swim with the sharks. Panelists include:

Josh Miller, Founder, Branch
Ben McKean, Co-Founder and CEO, Savored
Vinicius Vacanti, Co-Founder and CEO, Yipit
Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder, The Daily Muse and Company Muse
Kellee Khalil, Founder, Lover.ly
Moderator: Rachel Sklar, Writer and Co-Founder, Change the Ratio

Free admission. For more information contact info@kumbletheater.org or contact 718-488-1624.

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